18 October 2010

Police Wrap - 18 October 2010

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1. Knife in Curtin:

ACT Policing has arrested a 16-year-old male youth after he allegedly threatened a man with a knife in Curtin yesterday (October 17).

Around 8.30pm police attended and established a Police Forward Command post at the intersection of Throssell and Carruthers Streets. The Specialist Response and Security Dog Team then attended and cleared the premises. The alleged offender could not be located in the building.

A short time later a search of the area identified the male youth at the Curtin shops. He was arrested without incident and conveyed to the ACT Watch House. No one was injured in the incident.

The male youth will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court today (October 18) charged with possess offensive weapon with intent and common assault.

2. Back to the bus network for you:

Two P-plate drivers were fined $1811 each, and will have their licences suspended after they were caught speeding yesterday morning (Sunday October 17).

About 1.15am on Sunday morning, police stopped two vehicles travelling along Adelaide Avenue after the vehicles were detected travelling at a speed of 169km/h in an 80km/h zone.

The drivers of each vehicle, both 17-year-old males from Canberra, are ACT provisional licence holders.

Traffic Operation Superintendent Mark Colbran said the combination of these drivers’ excessive speeds and driver inexperience, can place their own lives and the life of every other Canberra road user in danger.

“We know that speed is one of the major contributing factors in serious and fatal collisions in Canberra. Drivers that continue to speed not only endanger their own life, but the lives of others,” Supt Colbran said.

Police would remind all motorists that they will be targeting speeding during the month of October as part of a whole of government approach to road safety.

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